Get your Museum Management Certificate
The Museum Management Certificate is for students across fields interested in the career paths of museum or gallery management. You will develop the knowledge and experience needed to enter professions like curation, exhibition development, educational outreach, marketing, and administration at many types of cultural institutions.
The certificate helps you develop expertise in a particular area of specialization and build a portfolio of project work to support future job applications.
Uniting history, theory, and experiential learning, you will apply analytical, interpretive, and problem-solving skills to develop original research, think critically about theories and practices related to museum studies, and participate in hands-on projects.
"The Museum Management curriculum provides an invaluable experience for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the museum field. Students will find ready access to their onsite research facilities, affiliated professors, and amazing collections."
This certificate is 15 credit hours: 3 core courses (9 credit hours) and 6 credit hours of electives students can tailor to their career objectives.
After completing this certificate program, students will be able to:
As a part of your professional development, you have the option of completing an internship with one of our established internship partners, like the Center of Southwest Studies.
In addition to participating in the development of exhibitions that draw people from the broader community through FLC’s art gallery and the Center of Southwest Studies, students completing internships can serve various regional needs, including the display, promotion, and preservation of important cultural artifacts.
Your career path
This certificate promotes professional knowledge and provides training in various aspects of museum management, including business administration, exhibition development and installation, education, community outreach, park interpretation, and collections management. You will be prepared to seek roles as:
Melissa Sclafani, Certificate Program Director, Gallery Director, and Assistant Professor of Art and Design